Badges of Motherhood: One Mother’s Story about Family, Down syndrome, Hospitals, and Faith


Evana Sandusky

Badges of Motherhood
Editions:Kindle: $ 3.99Paperback: $ 9.49
ISBN: 1726734196
Pages: 103

Badges of Motherhood is a powerful and true story told by Evana, a wife and mother of two children.

Motherhood is a timeless role that many women will know firsthand, yet each mother has her own unique story to tell. Mothers learn exceptional skills and experience new events, which are referred to as “badges” in this book. These badges tell the story of the achievements, challenges, and particularly special times between a mom and her child.

Evana’s motherhood sash is adorned with many badges. In the first chapter, “The Delivery Badge,” Evana shares the moment her children came into her life bringing real joy and love. As the story unfolds in subsequent chapters, Evana describes how she found out her daughter had Down syndrome, a heart defect, and other diagnoses that brought unexpected realities to their lives.

Evana shares how parenting a child through many trips to the emergency room and admissions to the hospital impacted her spiritually, emotionally, and physically. Her gut-wrenching accounts of mothering a child in the Intensive Care Unit will leave you in disbelief and, at times, emotional. There are heart-warming parts of the book too, which will bring a smile to your face.

Though your parenting journey may be different from Evana’s, this book will challenge you to reflect on your own experience as a mother. As you read the pages of the book, you will discover the badges that represent your own journey through motherhood.


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